Acronyms & language

GAC

Granular Activated Carbon is one of the most common and effective forms of carbon and has a huge surface area (approx. 500,000 square meters in the 10” Jumbo cartridge – eg. a spoonful equates to the area of a Rugby field ) which adsorbs hazardous contaminants from water and air.  Kiwipure use the best quality coconut GAC  in their filter cartridges to remove chlorine, chlorine by-products, pesticides and many other contaminants.

KDF

A copper-zinc alloy filtration media that removes a wide range of active heavy metals, including zinc, copper, lead and mercury etc.  It also protects Carbon against fouling by bacterial and microorganism growth, thus extending the working life of the GAC media.

Kiwipure Virtual Ionizer

Though not technically an ionizer, it produces a similar effect to the older ‘salty’ ionizers that ‘soften’ hard water to prevent lime scale deposits and enhance lathering and cleaning. The Kiwipure ‘Ionizer’ does not use chemicals or electricity to achieve this effect, but instead a powerful magnetic focused field that changes the physical characteristics of lime and also silica deposits which are common throughout NZ.

Sediment

The sediment filter is the first line of defense and removes the majority of the impurities. It does not remove chlorine which is the next filters job. We supply a high quality multi-stage 20 to 1 micron sediment filter (not built in China like most) which has high pressure tolerance. We have seen cheap filters 'blow' so be careful of rip-offs.